There's no point in trying to perfectly replicate a song as far as I'm concerned unless you are a tribute band. So mixing it up with original solos and such is a good idea.Couple quick thoughts after listening to song
- Forgot there’s a twelve string. I have one, but it’s at my parents house. I might be able to retrieve it but we’ll see.
- Original guitar solo isn’t very good, maybe we could do a Trade off thing between the guitarists or something. Also harmonize the leads
There's no point in trying to perfectly replicate a song as far as I'm concerned unless you are a tribute band. So mixing it up with original solos and such is a good idea.
I would gladly contribute to a huge sing along chorus. I could even record a little video clip if you're still kicking around the idea of doing a video too.So do we have an idea on a song? I’m really digging the idea of a huge singalong chorus in which any member from the forum can participate.
OOTSP is one of my 21st century favs. I agree that the solo section is bit lacklustre. Here are some thoughts, apart from redoing that solo; maybe we shouldn't do the 2nd verse and pre chorus in half-time as on studio, instead just change drum pattern as Maiden did live with this song. For the rhythm department the song is most tricky in the beginning, the blast intro and the first verse groove are very tight. I don't know whether it would serve it justice to render a fully quantized drum track.
Faster 2nd verse :
Here's a very nice mix for the clarity of bass and drums
I am not a huge OOTSP fan either, but I see it as an opportunity to improve the original. There’s more room for creativity than if we were trying to reinvent a masterpiece like Rime.